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  • National Police Memorial Day

    Posted On 29 Aug 2013

    Sunday 29th September 2013 marks the tenth National Police Memorial Day, an annual event that honours police officers throughout the United Kingdom who have given their lives in the line of duty.

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  • MP's Correspondence

    Posted On 21 Aug 2013

    This section details letters sent to Members of Parliament within the West Midlands and the associated replies we have received from them. Also go to our MP's correspondence page to read the replies so far!

    Posted In Tagged MP, Correspondence, Tom Cuddeford

     
  • Chris on BBC Radio talking Stress

    Posted On 19 Aug 2013

    Chris Jones our secretary was on BBC Radio talking about stress including our recent stress survey.

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  • Responding to the introduction of on-the-spot fines for poor lane discipline and tailgating, Steve White, Vice Chair, Police Federation of England and Wales says...

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  • Stress survey 2013 results

    Posted On 13 Aug 2013

    West Midlands Police Federation commissioned an initial psychosocial risk assessment for West Midlands Police officers that was conducted in February-March 2012. The study produced baseline data on officers’ exposure to stress-related working conditions and associations between these exposures and individual health (burnout) and organisational effectiveness (intention to leave and job performance). The UK Health and Safety Executive recommends that organisations conduct psychosocial risk assessments at regular intervals. The report details findings from a psychosocial risk assessment conducted in April-May 2013. As per the 2012 study, this was commissioned by the West Midlands Police Federation and had as its focus West Midlands Police officers across all federated ranks

    Posted In Tagged Stress, Survey

     
  • In December elections will be held to select Federation representatives for each LPU and department across the Force area. The role of a Federation representative is wide and varied and is summarised in this article.

    Posted In Tagged Fed Rep, Federation magazine

     
  • Tom Cuddeford our deputy Chairman was on BBC Radio West Midlands this morning talking about drug laboratories in the West Midlands.

    Posted In Tagged Tom Cuddeford, Drugs

     
  • Taser: what are your views?

    Posted On 7 Aug 2013

    In each edition of Federation magazine we put a topical question to a selection of officers and publish their responses in this feature. This time we were inundated with replies when we asked: Do you think more officers should be trained to use Taser? Please explain your response. Read the Federation magazine Sneak Peek.

    Posted In Tagged Federation magazine, sneak peek, Taser

     
  • Steve White, vice-chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales, said: “Today marks two years since the August riots which ripped through the streets of our towns and cities across the UK. The thin blue line was put under vast strain by the enormity of the violence. Officer numbers are now down by 15,000 since 2010.

    Posted In Tagged Riots, Steve White, PFEW

     
  • Both the Government and the Archbishop of Canterbury have spoken out in support of credit unions, particularly as a challenge to payday lenders. The Archbishop of Canterbury wants to put Wonga (and their like) out of business by getting people to use Credit Unions. Police Credit Union (a not for profit member owned business) can offer help to the police and law enforcement family.

    Posted In Tagged Police Credit Union